Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

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Poppleton befriends his neighbor Cherry Sue, goes to the library, and helps a cranky friend take a pill by hiding it in a piece of cake, in the first of ten picture books designed for the youngest readers.

About Cynthia Rylant

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Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. Teague is the popular author and illustrator of Pigsty, which was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. He also has been named spokesperson for Crayola's national art contest. He lives in NY with his wife, Laura and daughter, Lily.
Published October 1, 1997 by Perfection Learning. 53 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The first book in a proposed series of easy readers from the usually reliable Rylant (The Bookshop Dog, p. 1055) is an unqualified flop.

Mar 01 1997 | Read Full Review of Poppleton

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City pig Poppleton adjusts to small-town life in this understated and roundly appealing chapter book. In Neighbors, the polite Poppleton tries to think up a polite way to say no thanks to Cher

Mar 03 1997 | Read Full Review of Poppleton

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Finally, ""The Pill"" introduces Fillmore, a sick goat who refuses to take his pill unless Poppleton hides it in a cake, whereupon the stubborn goat eats all the other slices until he reaches the one with the medicine: "" `I can't eat that one,' he said.

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Poppleton and Hudson take a trip to the beach, Poppleton helps sick Fillmore feel better, and Poppleton and Cherry Sue go to a pancake breakfast.

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